Pancreatitis and nutrition support

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Avatar n tn // You will have to sign up to be a member, but I really think this would help you alot. Please post a letter to everyone. Say I sent you over if you'd like. But we are all there to help and it doesn't cost anything.
Avatar f tn Thank you fpr all your feedback and support and I am sending my love and prayers out there to all of you. Does anyone know of a specific on line group which is for chronic renal failure in dogs that is more medically based. I know there is a few doctors on this blog. I have specific questions to ask such as my dog was just started on remeron as a last attempt since prednisone and megace failed to stimulate her appetite and what time should this medication be administered.
Avatar f tn My 7 year old Min Pin has acute and reoccurring pancreatitis. We had to take her to an emergency vet one weekend and thought we were going to lose her. She's our baby. She is on Hills ID, no flavors and boiled chicken breasts without skin and nothing in the water. She is off of all treats. We do give her some dry dog food which is Purina little bites but we ration her with that also, but like our vet said, it helps with plaque build up since she's on the other 2 soft foods.
1337091 tn?1275912473 IV support, TPN nutrition, nothing by mouth and pain meds and antibiotics if the cause is infectious. We spent nearly $10,000 trying to to save him, but couldn't. At least he had excellent pain management the last couple weeks of his life. Believe me, I know how awful it is to be faced with this decision. I think you need a very honest discussion with your vet about prognosis. You know your dog better than anyone.
Avatar n tn One recent doctor, however, did several tests and concluded that she has chronic pancreatitis and that her pancreas has many cysts. He also said he observed "fatty degeneration" in her liver. She, however, has normal blood sugar (no diabetes) . He also diagnosed "anterior mitral leaflet prolapse", though I don't know whether that's relevant to her digestive problems.
Avatar n tn all labs still normal except lipase still in 60-70's, barely elevated, and slightly anemic. thanks for all of the support and suggestions. i will keep you posted and if anyone thinks of anything else please feel free to suggest.
Avatar n tn You literally have to starve your dog and wait it out while treating the pain and nausea. That is why the dog has to be an in-patient with IV fluid and nutrition support. We ultimately spent $10,000 over 3 weeks trying to save Travis, but he just couldn't turn the corner. The bile duct was so blocked off that his gallbladder was about to rupture. Well, we couldn't put him through that kind of pain, and there came a day that it was clear he had had enough.
129422 tn?1222703189 dog food) has been having intermittent tummy and obscure pain issues for a month and and half and after 10 trips to vet's office and three blood profiles (one comprehensive one), other than initial dx of pancreatitis, vet is stumped as to what might be wrong. Initially (first week of August), our Maltese did vomit and wouldn't eat (and he always eats voraciously). Taken to vet around first week in August. Xrays showed nothing.
Avatar n tn I have a male golden retriever, he is 11 years old and I'm extremely worried. My dog hasn't been eating properly for the past few weeks, he refuses to eat his normal food so we've been cooking him rice/eggs/meat/liver etc. Then after a while he doesn't eat himself unless we feed him by hands..and now he doesn't eat at all. Though he does eat some type of snacks. Now, he doesn't seem to have the energy to get up. He would try to get up but his legs seems to be weak or something.
2152087 tn?1336526990 He came to this conclusion he said because her tummy was hard as a rock and she was stiff and in pain and acted larthargic. It was a mere suggestion by him she was probably piosoned and it was kinder to put her down then have her suffer. I was never so hurt in my life, I am newly divorced and this 3 pound shih tzu is my entire life and love.
Avatar n tn Complete digestive rest means nothing by mouth with IV fluid and nutrition support. Also ask your vet what he's doing for pain management. I can't lie to you - pancreatitis is one difficult beast to fight. I'm praying your baby will make it through this attack.
Avatar n tn Mary Thanks for your support and kindness I'm in agreement with you in that your mother-in-law needs to know the truth. However, the liver has remarkable reserve (some people don't even show symptoms until it's 90% damaged), and I know of many who are still alive today who really should'nt be. I would imagine a transplant would be out of the question, unless she is rich and/or famous.
Avatar n tn I am a 27 year old Canadian woman who has been living and working in Japan for the last 2 1/2 years. For the last year and a half I've been having a lot of problems with gastritis and reflux and I can't seem to get rid of them. I first noticed the symptoms last year when I felt a terrible burning in my stomach and had a lot of belching and heartburn after I ate. I had an upper GI X-ray done and there wasn't anything wrong except for excess acid production.
Avatar n tn He'll occasionally sip water, and has gotten really thin! My ex just stopped paying me my child support and alimony out of the blue, so I don't have money to go to the vet. Please Help...Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!??
Avatar m tn Sounds like they're treating him as if pancreatitis were the problem. No food and IV support are typical treatments. It makes since since the enzymes are elevated and the symptoms match even though she has a normal ultrasound and x-ray. The good news is that his pancreas isn't swollen. We ultimately had to put down our dog who developed pancreatitis because the swelling got so bad it blocked the flow of bile from the gallbladder.
1916673 tn?1420236870 I know you're in good hands if you should need any advice. Please make every effort to provide Tony with as much information you can.
Avatar n tn Your husband's symptoms could be SO many things including sludge/stones in the common bile duct, gallbladder/gallstone problems, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth, acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, autoimmune pancreatitis, minimal change chronic pancreatitis, etc., etc., etc. Here are a couple of links to abdominal pain charts: * *
Avatar m tn If you were a reasonably sane, honest person who wasn't prone to exaggeration before you developed symptoms, why would your personality suddenly change? Sphincter of Oddi and Pancreatitis attacks can cause extreme pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, tachycardia (heart rate increase), sweating, blood pressure increase, etc., etc. These things can also cause 24/7 pain. I just answered a question about this, so I'm going to be a loser and cut and paste.
Avatar n tn Dear dB, Sorry that you, your Dad, and family find yourselves in the middle of this ordeal. Did the doctor do an ERCP? Those are pretty effective in diagnosing pancreatic cancer. Also, the CA-19 blood test is a good indicator, but not full proof. Also, there are different types of pancreatic cancer like islet cell that may not make CA-19 ris like adenocarcinoma can.
Avatar n tn I've been experiencing some odd symptoms over the past few years and they have since gotten worse and now concerning to me. My vision is constanly bothering me and I have a hard time focusing on words when reading. In the past I've had spells of blurred vision followed by a lathargic state and then a pounding headache. This headache sometimes lasted for more than 24 hours. About 3 years ago, I had an MRI done and all came back clear.
Avatar f tn Gastroparesis is estimated to effect 4% of the population (this estimate was made in 2004 at a meeting at the NIH in Bethesda Maryland) but the current thinking is that it is closer to 13% of the population and while not all cases are life altering the truth is that many are surviving wit the help of J-PEG, JG, NJ, NG and other feeding tubes or IV nutrition and some have had to have multiple organ transplants.
Avatar n tn One thing I've found is that pancreatic cysts (often referred to as 'psuedocysts', I believe) are commonly associated with pancreatitis and are generally not a cause for alarm in and of themselves. I've really been amazed at the volume of posts at this site, many of them from 20-30 year olds, asking questions related to pancreatitis and vague pancreas-related problems.
Avatar f tn ) For a good reference on this to print out and bring w/you to the ER, go to the Johns Hopkins web site and do a search for chronic pancreatitis and/or amylase and lipase. They have a very good article on the subject that I printed out to bring to the ER although some doctors will dismiss it anyway because it is coming from you - the patient. Sad but true. This article may also be found in the database, links section of the web site I provided below as well.
Avatar f tn I came home in February, and went on home health with 2 iv's and family managing me with iv fluids, nutrition, and phenagran and IV dilaudid. Long story, short. I got so addicted, and the docs when I came off, just gave me morphine by mouth at first. Then, they did dilaudid by mouth, with me having horrible wd's. Since May, I have been in pain management, but failed my last urine drug test (they test every month) because I ran out during work travel and took a few er morphine I had left over.
Avatar f tn I was given a diagnosis of pancreatitis and ya, its rather painful. And you don't want to die an alcoholic death. It is slow and excruciating. If your doctor won't help you for whatever reason, find another one. Keep trying.
Avatar n tn The pain of pancreatitis will usually subside over several days. Some patients have chronic pancreatitis and these individuals may receive narcotics e.g. Duragesic patch or demerol. If your mother is oversedated, you should ask the doctor to try other medications e,g, codeine, darvon, vicodin.
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541150 tn?1306037443 I will continue to be hopeful and pray for Abby Kitty and I am so glad you decided to post on the forum because you need support during this terrible, stressful time. I'm here for you...praying for the miracle you and Abby deserve. You have gone above and beyond for your boy. You try to stay positive now, as you don't know for sure what the future will bring.